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The Performing Arts Unit (formerly JOINING the CHORUS - JtC) is an initiative of the Department of Education. The Unit provides access for students in Victorian government schools to participate in a myriad of programs such as dance, drama, music and visual arts.

The Performing Arts Unit is responsible for the hugely popular Victorian State Schools Spectacular and the Victorian State Schools Performance Ensembles. Throughout its 10-year history, the Performing Arts Unit has provided over 20,000 Victorian government school students with unforgettable educational experiences and training.

The Victoria State Schools Spectacular
The Victorian State Schools Spectacular is one of the largest recurring performances in Australia. It is a professionally staged production performed at Melbourne Park to an audience of over 10,000 people.
The Spectacular includes a cast of some 2,500 government school students, working towards a common goal in a collaborative, competition-free environment.

Its dual aim is to provide an invaluable performing arts opportunity to Victoria's government school students and to showcase the enormous talent that exists in our schools. This is manifested in a 2-3 hour scripted show that celebrates a diversity of performance mediums, including choir, dance, vocal, drama and orchestra.

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